If a debtor requests for an explanation of administrative offset explain that as indicated
in the pre-offset notice, Congress passed laws that allow Treasury to withhold past-due
SSA overpayments from Federal and State payments, including income tax refunds due
the overpaid person.
If the debtor wants to repay the debt to avoid offset, follow GN 02210.214.
If the debtor wants to discuss any other facet of administrative offset, refer to
the DS for handling per instructions:
GN 02201.030 Collections of Title II Overpayments by Tax Refund Offset (TRO)
GN 02201.031 Collection of Title II Overpayments by Administrative Offset